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Neosho St Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Randy Rasa in November 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

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BH Photo #271170

Map 

Description 

I am not sure about all the details of this bridge yet, I have been here once about 2 years ago. I do know that there is a nearby geocache (www.geocaching.com) waypoint GC1FVK3. This is actually how I came across this bridge. I may have to come back out and veiw it again and get some measurements.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Rock Creek
Location
Iola, Allen County, Kansas
Status
Abandoned
Design
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.91737, -95.38501   (decimal degrees)
37°55'03" N, 95°23'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/290353/4199330 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Iola
Inventory number
BH 45590 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 26, 2019: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • November 25, 2013: New photos from Randy Rasa
  • July 5, 2010: Added by Robert

Sources 

  • Robert - gin-rob [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Randy Rasa
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com

Comments 

Neosho St Bridge
Posted December 12, 2016, by Anonymous

Kentucky Street (1600th street) 1915

Neosho St Bridge
Posted December 12, 2016, by Anonymous

lehightrails.com has a view of Old Portland Lehigh Cement Company, cant tell if its bridge by Kentucky Road Nebraska Road Intersection or not

Neosho St Bridge
Posted December 11, 2016, by Dana and Kay Klein

Sat Imagery shows collapsed structure of some kind just South West of this bridge. Right next to curve in Road where Nebraska Rd turns into 1600th Street. Maybe on Lehigh Trail. Cant say for sure but possible. A lot can happen in 36 Years!

Neosho St Bridge
Posted December 11, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I understand that there used to be a concrete bridge nearby, but I was not in this area at that time.

Neosho St Bridge
Posted December 11, 2016, by Lori T (loritin [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I'm looking for a bridge that would be about this location, however I remembered it to be stone. There was a plate description on it. I was there in 1979. It was very old, and hidden in the trees, after you walked through some wooded area. Kids would jump off into the water there, and swim. Do you know of another bridge in this location? Thanks for info.

Neosho St Bridge
Posted December 11, 2016, by Lori T (loritin [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I'm looking for a bridge that would be about this location, however I remembered it to be stone. There was a plate description on it. I was there in 1979. It was very old, and hidden in the trees, after you walked through some wooded area. Kids would jump off into the water there, and swim. Do you know of another bridge in this location? Thanks for info.

Neosho St Bridge
Posted November 25, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge appears to be on the verge of collapse. The bearing is halfway off the abutment and twisting of the gusset plate in that area is visible.